Myeongdong, Seoul, Sunday 7 June The Mountain Fortress I am scheduled to meet a friend at 9:30 at Sanseong Station on Line 8. From there we take the bus (number 9) via a circuitous route through a residential area and up the steep hill to the main car park of one of Korea’s latest UNESCO […]
- Youjeong Oh: Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place, Cornell East Asia Series 2018
The Guardian gets rewarded for its K-pop coverage with a free trip to Seoul – though they feel obliged to spend most of their time in Gangnam covering the K-pop businsess in the resulting travel article. But there are a couple of interesting quotes which sum up the way many people get into Korean culture: […]
Why does glitzy Gangnam need foreign bloggers to act as honorary publicity ambassadors? http://bit.ly/dP5y9R #. On second thoughts, the place needs all the help it can get. I never go there if I can possibly avoid it.